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Mercy Kibarus beats Eunice Jeptoo to win the Sydney Marathon

Kenya’s Mercy Kibarus won the women marathon at the 18th edition of the Blackmores Sydney Marathon that was held under the cool and windy weather conditions in Sydney, Italy.

The race came down to three horse as she was challenged bu her fellow country-mate Eunice Jeptoo and Ethiopia’s Zinash Debebe Getachew.

The 34 year-old pulled away from the two at the 40k mark and went on to cut the tape in 2:31.24 with Jeptoo coming in second fifty eight seconds later.

“I’m very pleased with the win and I’m looking forward to coming back to Sydney next year,” said Kibarus.

Getachew closed the podium finish in 2:33.53.


  1. Mercy Kibarus      (KEN) 2:31.24
  2. Eunice Jeptoo        (KEN) 2:32.22
  3. Zinash Getachew  (ETH) 2:33.53